Banana-Honey Cake

1 C honey

1 t soda

1 C rolled oats

� C butter, softened

� C sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 C mashed bananas

� t salt

1-1/2 C sifted all-purpose flour

� t baking powder

2 3 oz pkg. Cream cheese

2-1/2 C sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350�. Bring honey to a boil in medium saucepan; add � t soda. Pour hot honey mixture over oats; stir and cover. Let stand for 10 minutes. Beat butter until creamy; add sugar gradually, beating until fluffy. Blend in eggs. Add oats mixture and bananas; beat until blended. Sift salt, flour, baking powder and remaining soda together. Add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Pour batter into 2 greased and waxed paper-lined 8-inch round cake pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool. Soften cream cheese; beat until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar gradually, beating until frosting is of spreading consistency. Spread between layers and over top of cake; refrigerate. Garnish with banana slices just before serving.

Cookbook: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Cooking

Typed By: Susan Godfrey

Contributed by: Edit

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